Home of the annual Great Migration, The Serengeti National Park needs little to no introduction. Located in northern Tanzania, it has long earned its stripes as one of the most iconic national parks in the country and the continent.

Aside from its earth-shaking herds of wildebeest and zebra on the move, the Serengeti’s horizon-stretching plains support a plethora of grazers, such as buffalo, warthog, giraffe, eland, waterbuck, and Damara dik-dik (arguably the cutest of them all!). With such a bountiful buffet of beasts, those skulking predators are never far behind – be it cheetah, lion, or opportunistic crocs lurking near the river crossings. 

Being a popular haunt for game viewing, timing and location are everything when getting the most out of your Serengeti safari. Ideally, you’ll want to be in an ideal location to catch the Migration, but also in an area without too many crowds. That said, if you plan ahead, book quickly, and allow a little wiggle room in your budget, you’re guaranteed a rewarding experience. 

Remember, certain camps and lodges in the Serengeti are also only open for certain months of the year when the Great Migration herds pass by their vicinity. For year-round options, we love Nimali Mara, tucked away in the park’s northern section.

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